Tag: Anthony Lamar Smith

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what happened. Shame on Mayor Krewson and everybody else who has castigated this decision,” he continued. “Under the rule of law, there’s no question of whether it’s the […]

Protesters march on Clayton

Over the beats of drums and chants, demonstrators rallied onto various locations near the City of Clayton. Originally, the protesters were scheduled to meet at Shaw Park but organizers decided to move the march to the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Protests are peaceful thus far. Marching by a @RHPoliceDeptMo officer. #StockleyProtest pic.twitter.com/HjHABztIvt — Brian (@BrianRobbins9) September 20, 2017 Once at the shopping mall, protesters congregated near the main entrance near the Cheesecake Factory […]

Multiple closures in Clayton ahead of protest

Due to the scheduled protests in Clayton, many of the area’s community athletic centers are scheduled to close on Wednesday. Starting at 5 p.m. protests are planned to take place at Shaw Park in response to the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley. The City of Clayton has made the following closures and cancellations: The Shaw Park Tennis Center will close at 3:30 p.m. The Center of Clayton will close at 4:30 p.m. […]

Clayton PD prepared, should protests come to the city

A majority of the protests regarding the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley has been peaceful but after Saturday’s destruction of property in University City the Clayton Police Department is preparing for anything. During the demonstrations in University City, some protesters broke windows of businesses like Starbucks, Three Dog Bakery, Loop Living Furniture, and Iron Age Tattoo. Additionally, on the previous night, protesters reached St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the […]

Tensions rising as protesters march through downtown St. Louis

The streets of downtown St. Louis on Friday were full of protestors and St. Louis area police officers trying to keep the peace. Tensions between the two were tested as multiple protestors were pepper sprayed when they tried to block police vehicles and officers on bicycles. Some protestors were handing out food and bottled water to help keep other marchers hydrated but some in the crowd used the bottled water as projectiles against police armed […]

Former St. Louis police officer found not guilty in 2011 shooting death

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first-degree murder or armed criminal action for the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson released the verdict on Friday morning that stated that Stockley would not be charged in the shooting death of Smith after a high-speed pursuit through St. Louis and subsequent crash. Stockley who now resides in Houston was originally charged in 2016 […]